Jorge Luis Borges

Borges in 1951 Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (; ; 24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, as well as a key figure in Spanish-language and international literature. His best-known books, ''Ficciones'' (''Fictions'') and ''El Aleph'' (''The Aleph''), published in the 1940s, are collections of short stories exploring themes of dreams, labyrinths, chance, infinity, archives, mirrors, fictional writers and mythology. Borges's works have contributed to philosophical literature and the fantasy genre, and majorly influenced the magic realist movement in 20th century Latin American literature.

Born in Buenos Aires, Borges later moved with his family to Switzerland in 1914, where he studied at the Collège de Genève. The family travelled widely in Europe, including Spain. On his return to Argentina in 1921, Borges began publishing his poems and essays in surrealist literary journals. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. In 1955, he was appointed director of the National Public Library and professor of English Literature at the University of Buenos Aires. He became completely blind by the age of 55. Scholars have suggested that his progressive blindness helped him to create innovative literary symbols through imagination. By the 1960s, his work was translated and published widely in the United States and Europe. Borges himself was fluent in several languages.

In 1961, he came to international attention when he received the first Formentor Prize, which he shared with Samuel Beckett. In 1971, he won the Jerusalem Prize. His international reputation was consolidated in the 1960s, aided by his works being available in English, by the Latin American Boom and by the success of García Márquez's ''One Hundred Years of Solitude''. He dedicated his final work, ''The Conspirators'', to the city of Geneva, Switzerland. Writer and essayist J. M. Coetzee said of him: "He, more than anyone, renovated the language of fiction and thus opened the way to a remarkable generation of Spanish-American novelists." Provided by Wikipedia
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Siete noches
Biblioteca Mayor
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1987
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Le livre de sable
Biblioteca Mayor
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1990
Book
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by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1928
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by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Published 1960
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Crónica de Bustos Domecq
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1963
Book
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Discusión
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1932
Book
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Discusión
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1957
Book
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Dos fantasías memorables
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1971
Book
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Historia universal de la infamia
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1958
Book
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El libro de arena
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1975
Book
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La moneda de hierro
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1976
Book
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Nueva antología personal
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1968
Book
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Poemas 1923-1958
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1958
Book
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La rosa profunda
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1975
Book
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El tamaño de mi esperanza
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 2008
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Ficcionario una antología de sus textos
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1985
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El Aleph
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1971
Book
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by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1967
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Cuentos breves y extraordinarios
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1955
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El hacedor
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
Published 1960
Book
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